Video: Luis Guzman’s “La Hermana de Coco” [PER]

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Luis Guzmán (the band) is having a great year. The band, along with a host of other musicians from Lima’s indie rock scene, has garnered international attention with their debut album, Para No Leer Más. They’ve been active in the metropolis since 2010, but the quartet-–comprised of Santiago Barriga, Giacomo Roncagliolo, Hernando Suárez, and Mario Acuña—has recently been added to the soundtrack of the MTV Latino hit Niñas Mal 2, which is sure to give their record a huge bump. On the heels of that announcement, the band released the video for their second single, “La Hermana de Coco.”

The track is short and sweet; a melodious indie rock song reminiscent of Teleradio Donoso, but rougher around the edges. Giacomo’s voice carries an urgency which goes great with the track’s theme. “La Hermana de Coco” is a love song; a bit about stalking and running into someone on purpose over and over again until they notice you. The video, directed by Gustavo de la Torre Casal, features model Macarena García Guerra as the object of affection stuck in a déjà vu nighttime stroll through the city. It starts out slightly creepy-–with the protagonist being a pyromaniac—but ends up an endearing, brief portrait of platonic love.

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